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Prepping for an A Cappella Competition in 4 Easy Steps

Posted by Chris Hoffman on Sep 9, 2016 12:55:33 PM

To compete or not to compete?

Every year during early planning meetings, tons of groups ask themselves, “Should we compete? Is it time we get started?” Unfortunately, there’s no quick answer to that question that’ll apply to every group. So how do you know when – or IF – it’s time to bring your group to competition?

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Topics: Rehearsal Strategies, Competition

5 Tips to Help Your Group Make the Most of Summer

Posted by Chris Hoffman on Jun 10, 2016 10:54:23 AM

With the quickly increasing number of high school and collegiate groups, it’s really no surprise that so many people first get introduced to this crazy world of a cappella during their time in a scholastic group. Both high school and college groups have packed schedules 9 months out of the year, but then there's this thing called summer vacation.  Most groups choose to go MIA for the summer months as group members take on new jobs, classes, or programs, but those two to three months off can really hurt your group’s productivity and momentum! Summer a cappella planning can make a big difference in prepping you for the year ahead and keeping fans engaged, so we’ve got some ideas for how to keep your group moving in a positive direction while you’re away in these summer months.

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Topics: Marketing, Projects